Playgrounds

Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward has a growing population, one of the city's highest rates of children living in poverty, and a desperate need for parks. It also had an area that suffered serious flooding after storms. The city was considering costly... Read more

Located in Atlanta's Westview neighborhood, Enota Park was a tiny .3 acre playlot for many years. Residents of the area had no other park within walking distance. From 2007 to 2009 The Trust for Public Land acquired six different properties to add 3.8... Read more

Located between a middle-class neighborhood of single-family homes and two of San Francisco's largest public housing projects, Potrero Hill serves families from across the economic spectrum. TPL's Parks for People-Bay Area program raised $825,000 in... Read more

New York City has beautiful parks, but too few are in the city's lowest-income neighborhoods. According to the City of New York Department of Planning, 16 of the 18 lowest income neighborhoods offer less than adequate green space.

Since 1978, The... Read more

The Need for Parks

Thousands of New York City children do not have access to a close to home park or playground. In fact, 73 percent of the city’s low-income neighborhoods fail to meet the city’s standard of 2.5 acres of parkland per 1,000... Read more

In the early twentieth century, the town of Cicero, just outside of Chicago, was the second largest manufacturing center in the state and experienced rapid development. In recent years, the town has experienced another surge in growth, with population... Read more

Though Chicago features several well-known showcase parks along Lake Michigan, children in many of the city's neighborhoods lack adequate places to play. In 2005, park activists in the park-poor Logan Square neighborhood sought to expand one-acre Haas Park... Read more

Construction of interstate highways in the 1950s and 1960s devastated Miami's historic Overtown neighborhood. Today the once-thriving African American community is experiencing a revival, shaped in part by planned new parks and open space. In support of... Read more

This downtown Tampa park was the first site acquired as part of the city's plan to integrate its waterfront parks into a connected system. The park allows pedestrian links to popular downtown sites such as the convention center, the Ice Palace, and the... Read more

The Carlton Way Pocket Park will create a new park on a .2-acre lot that has been vacant since the mid-1990s. No other parks or public green space exist within a 1/2 mile radius of this densely populated, underserved neighborhood. The design for this park... Read more

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